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ARTICLE 11 (i)-MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE Rs.60/- P.M. NFPE-RS.-4/-, CHQ RS. 12/-, CIRCLE RS.16/-, DIVISION/BRANCH RS.28/- PER MEMBER FROM JANUARY-2019

Monday, January 25, 2021

 EXTENSION OF GRANT OF ADVANCE - SPECIAL FESTIVAL PACKAGE TO ALL APPROVED CATEGORY OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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 CALL ATTENTION DAY BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AS THE DAY OF PRESENTATION OF BUDGET 2021 ON 01.02.2021


 NOTICE FOR OBSERVING (DAY OF PRESENTATION OF CENTRAL BUDGET 2021) AS CALL ATTENTION DAY BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 



 

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No. Confd./Circular-2021                                    

                                CIRCULAR                   Dated: 22.01.2021

Dear Comrades,                       

            During our campaign to make the 26th November one day General Strike a grand success, we faced innumerable queries over the long pending demands of the Central Government employees, especially,  the freezing and denying the DA/DR payment upto 30th June, 2021,  the continuing impasse over the NPS; the dubious attitude of the Government over honouring the assurance held out in 2016 etc.  The lamenting of the Cabinet Secretary over the financial health of the Government when the Staff Secretary met him recently would be considered by the rank and file of the membership as nothing but a pitiful distraction.  There had been no such situation when the promise was held out in 2016 .  In fact the Government had been boasting of the steady growth of the economy then.  Even during covid days they merrily went ahead with the privatisation spree; On the contrary the Government had been taking advantage of a pathetic situation of the people at large in pushing through their agenda.  There had been no response from the Government to very many issues and problems of the employees faced with the covid-19 pandemic.  They had no qualms in pushing through the despised legislations over the labour code during this period. 

The Indian farmers has no doubt shown the way as to how to combat the situation emanating from sheer chicanery.  They have proved that the unflinching determination is the only way forward.  We must salute them and imbibe the qualities they have demonstrated in no uncertain terms.

We are, therefore, happy to note that the National JCA has decided to hold a protest demonstration on 1st Feb. 2021, the day when the Finance Minister will rise to present her budget proposal before the Parliament.  We would like to name the programme as protest day rather than the call attention day for this Government  has no intention to  listen to any legitimate grievances of the people.  The protest day may be organised in front of all offices, eliciting the participation of the entirety of the employees.  The occasion must be used to explain the chicanery indulged in by the Government by not honouring the assurances held out on revision of minimum wage;  how unprecedented and wrong was it to deny the Dearness Allowance/Relief to employees and pensioners; how the NPS will deny the requisite pension to the employees even after collecting contribution from them; as to how the privatisation of public sector and Government run organisations is amounting to selling away the Nation’s assets for a song to the cronies of the ruling party; as to how the negotiating forum has been permanently shut down etc. etc.  Above all it must  be the occasion to congratulate the farmers of the country  for their determination, courage, conviction  and unflinching faith in struggles as the certain way to success.  While explaining the grievances of the farmers emanating from the enacted farm laws, we must also  point out as to how the parliamentary system was overturned by dubious methods, when the Government had no majority in Rajya Sabha. 

It will also be pertinent to point out that the enacted legislation has the strange provision in as much as the farmers are not entitled to approach the judiciary (the courts of law at any level) to settle their dispute with the giant corporates.  The Law stipulates that such disputes are to be brought before the Government appointed bureaucrats, whose decision would be deemed to be  final.  For not anything, at least for this obnoxious and extremely untenable provision alone, the enactment must be scrapped

In the charter of demands, prepared by the NJCA and endorsed, all important demands have been included.  For the sake of uniformity, we would not like to incorporate any other issue.  We would like to convey a strong message of unity of the Central Government employees to the Government.

We request all affiliates, State COCs to immediately convey to the Branches and through them to all members of the programme slated for Ist Feb. 2021 and take immediate steps required to make the programme a grand success on Ist Feb. 2021.  All Branches, divisions, regions of all affiliates, the district and state units of COCs must ensure that each and every member of the unit and present on that day at the office takes part in the demonstration adhering to the norms and stipulations made by the concerned Governments to arrest the spread of Covid 19. 

We have convened the meeting of the National Sectt. to discuss and decide as to how to make the programme participative of all members and a grand success.

With greetings,

 

Yours fraternally, 

   R.N. Parashar

Secretary General.

Encl: Charter of demands.

 RBI: WITHDRAWAL OF CIRCULARS ON RECOVERY OF EXCESS PENSION MADE TO PENSIONERS

RBI/2020-21/84
DGBA.GBD.No.SUO 546/45.01.001/2020-21

January 21, 2021

The Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
All Agency Banks

Dear Sir,

Withdrawal of circulars on Recovery of excess pension made to pensioners

It has been brought to the notice of RBI that the recovery of excess /wrong pension payments from the pensioners are being made in a manner that is not in keeping with the extant guidelines / Court orders.

2.         This issue has been examined by RBI and it has been decided that the following circulars issued by Department of Government and Bank Accounts, Reserve Bank of India related to recovery of excess pension paid by agency banks stands withdrawn with effect from the date of this circular –

a. Circular no DGBA.GAD.No.2960/45.01.001/2015-16 dated March 17, 2016
b. Circular no CO.DGBA (NBS) No.44/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated April 18, 1991
c. Circular no CO DGBA (NBS) No.50/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated May 6, 1991.

3.         It may please be noted that though the above-mentioned circulars issued under the signature of RBI stand withdrawn, agency banks are requested to seek guidance from respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities regarding the process to be followed for recovery of excess pension paid to the pensioners, if any.

4.         As regards the issue of refund to be made to the government of excess/wrong pension payments, banks may be guided by the guidelines laid down in our Circulars Nos.DGBA.GAD.H10450/45.03.001/2008-09 dated June 1, 2009 and DGBA.GAD.H.4054/ 45.03.001/2014-15 dated March 13, 2015. Agency banks are again advised that, where excess pension payment has arisen on account of mistakes committed by the bank, the amount paid in excess should be refunded to the Government in lumpsum immediately after detection of the same and without waiting for recovery of any amount from the pensioners.

       Yours faithfully

   (Charulatha S Kar)
Chief General Manager

Thursday, January 21, 2021

 EARLY CLOSURE OF OFFICES IN CONNECTION WITH REPUBLIC DAY PARADE AND BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY DURING JANUARY, 2021 – REGARDING

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 GAZETTE NOTIFICATION DATED 14.01.2021 REGARDING PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF INCENTIVE TO SALES FORCE OF PLI AND RPLI




PERIODICAL MEETING OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

 

 

 BRIEF OF THE MEETING HELD TODAY WITH CABINET SECRETARY (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)

 REVISION IN THE MARKING SYSTEM FOR EXAMS CONDUCTED DURING INDUCTION TRAINING OF SORTING ASSISTANT (DIRECT RECRUIT & DEPARTMENTAL) (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR REDRESSAL OF PUBLIC GRIEVANCES (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

ource: Click Here to view/download the pdf 

 PAYMENT OF LUMP SUM COMPENSATION TO EMPLOYEES COVERED UNDER NPS ON RETENTION IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN SPITE OF DISABLEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 9(3) OF CCS (EXTRA ORDINARY PENSION) RULES, 1939-REGARDING

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http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/Lumpsum_to_NPS_employeesu0Dff.pdf

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

 

PRESS NEWS

GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES THE LIST OF POSTS IDENTIFIED SUITABLE FOR PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Posted On: 15 JAN 2021 7:10PM by PIB Delhi

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on 4th January 2021 notified 3566 posts in Central Government establishments as suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities (disability of 40% and above) under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. These posts include 1046 in Group A, 515 in Group B, 1724 in Group C and 281 in Group D posts. Posts have also been identified suitable for new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability; specific learning disability, mental illness and multiple disability have been added. This list is not an exhaustive one and Central Ministries/Department/Autonomous Bodies and Public Sector Undertakings may further supplement. This notification will broaden the scope for employment for persons with benchmark disabilities in Government establishments.    

A list of 2973 posts identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities was last notified on 29.07.2013 in terms of the repealed Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. As compared to the earlier notified list, 593 new posts have been added.

The list of posts notified by the Central Government on 04.01.2021 is based on the recommendations of an expert committee constituted under the chairpersonship of the Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and consisting experts, persons with benchmark disabilities and representatives from various associations of persons with disabilities.

Details of the list is available on the website of the Department. Notification is also available on http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2021/224370.pdf

NB/SK/jk/MoSJ&E-15-01-2021(Release ID: 1688869) 

 SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT DECLARED IN R/O COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GDS TO THE CADRE OF POSTMAN HELD ON 29.09.2019   (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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 SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT DECLARED IN R/O COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GDS TO THE CADRE OF PA HELD ON 15.09.2019      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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 COVID-19 VACCINATION PRECAUTIONS CONTRAINDICATIONS AND SCHEDULED: DIFFERENCE OF COVID-19 VACCINES



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
NIRMAN BHAVAN, NEW DELHI – 110011

DO No. T-22020/14/2020-Imm
Date: 14th January 2021

Dear All,

As you are aware that COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for roll-out in the country on 16th January 2021 and the States/UTs have already received vaccines for the same.

In this regard, a comparative factsheet for both the vaccines that will be used during the introduction have been prepared which contains information on vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, contraindications and minor AEFIs. A detailed note on contraindications and special precautions has also been prepared and is enclosed.

You are requested to kindly disseminate the above mentioned documents to Programme Managers across all levels and through them to cold chain handlers and vaccinators for ready reference.

Enclosure: As above

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. Manohar Agnani)


Precautions and Contraindications for COVID-19 Vaccination

1. Authorized Age Group: Under the EUA, COVID-19 vaccination is indicated only for 18 years and above.

2. Co-administration of vaccines: If required, COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines should be separated by an interval of at least 14 days

3. Interchangeability of COVID-19 Vaccines is not permitted: Second dose should also be of the same COVID-19 vaccine which was administered as the first dose.

Contraindication

1. Persons with history of:

Anaphylactic or allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Immediate or delayed-onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food-items etc.

2. Pregnancy & Lactation:

Pregnant & Lactating women have not been part of any COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial so far. Therefore, women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy; and lactating women should not receive COVID-19 vaccine at this time

Provisional / temporary contraindications: In these conditions, COVID vaccination is to be deferred for 4-8 weeks after recovery

1. Persons having active symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

2. SARS-COV-2 patients who have been given anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma

3. Acutely unwell and hospitalized (with or without intensive care) patients due to any illness

Special precautions:

  • Vaccine should be administered with caution in persons with history of any bleeding or coagulation disorder (e.g., clotting factor deficiency, coagulopathy or platelet disorder).
  • Following conditions are not contraindicated for COVID vaccines
  • Persons with a past history of SARS-CoV-2 infection (sero-positivity) and or RT-PCR positive illness
  • History of chronic diseases and morbidities (cardiac, neurological, pulmonary, metabolic, renal, malignancies)
  • Immuno-deficiency, HIV, patients on immune-suppression due to any condition (the response to the COVID 19 vaccines may be less in these individuals)
  • Vaccine specific contraindications may apply as the new information becomes available

Comparative Sheet for different Covid-19 vaccines, under Indian Government supply

IndicatorCOVISHIELDCOVAXIN
Type of VaccineRecombinant COVID-19 vaccine based on Viral Vector TechnologyWhole-Virion Inactivated Corona Virus Vaccine
No. of doses in each vial1020
Shelf life6 months6 months
Expiry date available on vialYesYes
Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Not Availablenot available
RouteIntramuscular (IM) Injectable Intramuscular (IM) Injectable
Physical Appearance of VaccineClear to slightly opaque, colourless to slightly brownWhitish translucent
Dose0.5 ml each dose0.5 ml each dose
Course 2-doses2-doses
Schedule4-weeks apart4-weeks apart
Vaccination during Pregnancy Not recommendedNot recommended
Vaccination < 18 years of ageNot recommendedNot recommended
Vaccination to Lactating motherNot recommendedNot recommended
Storage and transportation+2°C to +8°C at all levels+2°C to +8°C at all levels
Cold chain storage space in secondary packaging2.109 cm31.7187 cm3
Shake test Not applicableNot applicable
Open Vial PolicyNot applicableNot applicable
Freeze SensitiveYesYes
Discard the vaccine vial, if found‘frozen’ or ‘frozen and thawed’‘frozen’ or ‘frozen and thawed’
Discard the vial, ifSolution is discoloured or visible particles are observedPresence of particulate matter or other coloration
AEFISome mild AEFIs may occur like injection site tendenrness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, nauseaSome mild may occur like injection site pain, headache, fatigue, fever, body ache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness-giddiness, tremor, sweating, cold, cough and injection site swelling
AEFIsite pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, nausea
AEFI Other

Paracetamol may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions
Very rare events of demyelinating disorders have been reported following vaccination with this Vaccine without the causal relationship establishment
As with other intramuscular injections, COVISHIELD should be given with caution to individuals with thrombocytopenia

 


Any other instruction
Shake well, before use
Use of Chloroquine and Corticosteroids may impair antibody response.

Packaging details —

Packaging detailsDosesDimensionTotal Volume
COVISHIELDCOVAXINCOVISHIELDCOVAXINCOVISHIELDCOVAXIN
Primary

10

10

21.09 cm334.37 cm3
Secondary500320L-18.5 cm, W-9.5 cm, H- 6cmL-10 cm, W- 10cm, H-5.5 cm1053 cm3550 cm3
Teritiary3,0007680L-31 cm, W-19 cm, H- 13.3 cmL-41 cm, W-20 cm, H- 18cm7833 cm314760 cm3
Quaternary (A)*12,000Not ApplicableL-57.9 cm, W-46.4 cm, H- 37 cmNot Applicable99402 cm3Not Applicable
Quaternary (B)12,000Not ApplicableL-60 cm, W-48 cm, H- 41 cmNot Applicable1,18,080 cm3Not Applicable


Source: MoHFW

Monday, January 11, 2021

 



 

 

Confederation writes to Finance Minister regarding Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

 

Ref: Confdn/Dearness Allowance                                                                             Dated – 11.01.2021

To

Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Seetharaman

Finance Minister

Government of India

New Delhi – 110001

Sub: -  Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

Respected Madam, 

Vide Office Memorandum dated 23rd April, 2020 of Government of India Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure letter No. 1/1/2020-E-II-B, the additional DA for CG employees and DR for pensioners was freezed from 1st January 2020 till 1st July 2021 due to the reason “view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19”. These orders are applicable to all Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners. Which has affected both the serving employees and pensioners and especially to those who have retired during the period 1st Jan 2020 to 1st Jan 2021. 

The Covid-19 situation in India has improved considerably and under control with a vast population of the country are unaffected by the Covid-19, The Covid cases in September 2020 was around 95,000 cases daily , on 4th January 2021 is around17,000 cases which is lowest in six months, with less mortality rate. 

The economic situation in the country has also improved compared to April- May 2020 situation, where the industrial production had gone down to minus 57% and in October to plus 3.6 % Industrial production has vastly improved with a recovery , the financial position of the country has also improved considerably the GST collections has shown a positivity in last four months. 

Month

GST collection in rupees crores

March, 2020

97,597

September, 2020

95,480

October, 2020

1,05,155

November 2020

1,04,963

December 2020

1,15,000

The Goods and Service Tax collection for December 2020 touched a record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore. This is the highest ever collections since the implementation of the countrywide tax in July 2017. 

The Central Government employees have attended their assigned duties even during the pandemic situation, many have lost their sacrificed their life for the nation building, hence there contribution should be taken into the account. 

The additional financial implication on account of this increase in Dearness Allowance for additional 11% DA is due which works out to 13,000 crores annually, which is manageable under the existing financial conditions , more over this will benefit about 49.93 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners who pump this money into the market which also improves the economy considerably and about 30% of the amount spent is collected back by the Government by way of taxes. 

As the Covid situation is under control and economic situation in the country has also improved considerably. Therefore, it is requested to kindly grant Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates which is 28% as on 1st January 2021. 

With regards, 

Yours sincerely, 

 

(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary General

 PROVISION OF COMPENSATION OF RS.10 LAKHS TO ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) TO COVER DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 WHILE DISCHARGING OFFICIAL DUTIES : NOT AGREEING TO THE PROPOSAL BY DOE, MOF 

 

 REIMBURSEMENT OF CANCELLATION/ RESCHEDULE CHARGES FOR AIR/ TRAIN TICKETS BOOKED FOR THE PURPOSE OF LTC AND RELAXATION OF LTC ADVANCE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - RELAXATION REGARDING. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/31011-1-2020-7012021-English.PDF

 EXTENSION OF EMPANELMENT OF AYUSH HOSPITALS UNDER CGHS TILL 14 DEC 2021 (OM DATED 5 JAN 2021)  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=5962

 REVISED-NOTIFICATION- PO & RMS ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 14.02.2021 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5167

 NOTIFICATION FOR INTEREST RATES ON SPECIAL DEPOSIT SCHEMES FOR Q4 OF FY 2020-21

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https://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification%20egazatte.pdf